Grandma Tosya

Maria Shustova

2018 - 2019

Saratov, Russia

Tosya was born in 1927 in Penza region. She was the eleventh child in her family. The girl completed four years of school. Then the war began and the school was closed. Tosya worked in a kolkhoz (a collective farm). In 1950s she moved to Saratov to her elder sister and got married. Antonina worked as a grinder at a machine tool plant, a night watchwoman in an airport, and in a sovkhoz (a soviet farm). She became a widow in 2015. She has two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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